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Fyre Festival fraudster Billy McFarland seeks light sentence to due to mental illness - New York Daily News

Psychiatry - Mon, 2018-09-24 19:14

New York Daily News

Fyre Festival fraudster Billy McFarland seeks light sentence to due to mental illness
New York Daily News
After McFarland pleaded guilty to the Fyre fraud, McFarland pursued a second $100,000 scheme involving fake tickets to events such as the Met Gala, the Emmy Awards, and even a Cleveland Cavaliers game followed by a team dinner with LeBron James.

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Why experts are walking out on a top medical research unit - The Independent

Psychiatry - Mon, 2018-09-24 17:08

The Independent

Why experts are walking out on a top medical research unit
The Independent
Gotzsche's article in The Daily Mail on the harms of psychiatric drugs (handed out “like Smarties”) attributed the shortened lives of people with severe mental illness to their prescribed treatments. ... arguing that the explosion in antidepressant ...

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Carer admits stealing jewellery which she then tried to pawn, court hears - Eastern Daily Press

Psychiatry - Fri, 2018-09-21 08:07

Eastern Daily Press

Carer admits stealing jewellery which she then tried to pawn, court hears
Eastern Daily Press
She also admitted a charge of fraud, as she tried to pawn the jewellery in Beccles, on May 17, last year, claiming the items were hers to sell, when in fact they were stolen. Peter Gair, prosecuting at Norwich Crown Court, said that ... Danielle O ...

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Bills targeting California rehab industry wait for Gov. Jerry Brown's signature … or veto - OCRegister

Psychiatry - Thu, 2018-09-20 10:24

OCRegister

Bills targeting California rehab industry wait for Gov. Jerry Brown's signature … or veto
OCRegister
We know how to address this epidemic – by including medical treatment of a medical illness in the treatment plan,” said David Kan, a psychiatrist and president of the California Society of Addiction Medicine, which is championing bills that would do ...

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Without Nieland, Mental Health Group gets to work - Newton Daily News

Psychiatry - Thu, 2018-09-20 09:50

Newton Daily News

Without Nieland, Mental Health Group gets to work
Newton Daily News
With or without Dan Nieland, the Jasper County's Mental Health Collaborative Group didn't waste an opportunity to get down to business Wednesday afternoon. Nieland, the Democratic candidate for Senate District 15 called the forum ... 14 announcement ...

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Solicitor struck off after income tax fraud conviction - Legal Futures

Psychiatry - Wed, 2018-09-19 17:03

Legal Futures

Solicitor struck off after income tax fraud conviction
Legal Futures
HHJ Steiger said: “Unbeknown to counsel (or indeed anybody else in the trial), it turns out the defendant has been suffering gravely from mental health issues for upwards of 20 years.” One of the psychiatrists even suggested Ms Lee was close to ...

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Letters: No Easy Solutions For Mental Health Care - Honolulu Civil Beat

Psychiatry - Wed, 2018-09-19 04:01

Honolulu Civil Beat

Letters: No Easy Solutions For Mental Health Care
Honolulu Civil Beat
I have been a psychiatrist in Hawaii for 39 years. The article is spot on about the three main factors for our shortage of care: high cost of living; increasing red tape; and low reimbursement. (“Hawaii's Mental Health Care Crisis,” Sept. 17) I would ...

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LIP-SERVICE ANIMALS? Investigating reported rash of non-service dogs at La Jolla grocery stores - La Jolla Light

Psychiatry - Wed, 2018-09-19 01:06

La Jolla Light

LIP-SERVICE ANIMALS? Investigating reported rash of non-service dogs at La Jolla grocery stores
La Jolla Light
It seems to include therapy dogs, defining a service animal as “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual or other mental disability, or ...

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Senate Passes Package to Fight Opioid Crisis - MedPage Today

Psychiatry - Tue, 2018-09-18 12:00

MedPage Today

Senate Passes Package to Fight Opioid Crisis
MedPage Today
The House version would also repeal the Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion for 5 years. The IMD exclusion bars Medicaid from reimbursing care in facilities with more than 16 beds; the bill would allow for opioid use disorder treatment for ...

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Nieland bows out of mental health forum, Breckenridge will attend - Newton Daily News

Psychiatry - Tue, 2018-09-18 09:25

Newton Daily News

Nieland bows out of mental health forum, Breckenridge will attend
Newton Daily News
Local mental health advocates are still preparing for a Wednesday roundtable discussion, with only one change — Dan Nieland, the Democratic candidate for Senate District 15 who organized the forum, is no longer participating. ... video conferencing of ...

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Disgraced police officer Robert Mugridge sentenced to jail, must pay back $113000 - The London Free Press

Psychiatry - Mon, 2018-09-17 15:24

The London Free Press

Disgraced police officer Robert Mugridge sentenced to jail, must pay back $113000
The London Free Press
Instead, the disgraced Chatham-Kent police sergeant will be spending 90 weekend days in jail and completing three years of probation for fraud of more than $5,000 after racking up almost $250,000 in “loans” from friends and family to beef up his ...

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Two New Lawsuits Challenge Trump Administration Actions On Health Reform - Health Affairs (blog)

Psychiatry - Mon, 2018-09-17 08:39

Health Affairs (blog)

Two New Lawsuits Challenge Trump Administration Actions On Health Reform
Health Affairs (blog)
The suit was filed by the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health America, the American Psychiatric Association, AIDS United, the National Partnership for Women and Families, and the Little ...

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Mental health services should prioritize talk therapy - Miscellany News

Psychiatry - Thu, 2018-09-13 10:58

Mental health services should prioritize talk therapy
Miscellany News
Nowadays, many psychiatrists treat thousands of people in 15-minute sessions that are often many months apart (The Guardian, “Profiting from mental ill- health,” 03.15.2011). In fact, a government study in 2005 demonstrated that only 11 percent of ...

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'Crazy town' for Trump White House and a growing American political crisis - FinalCall.com News

Psychiatry - Wed, 2018-09-12 20:37

'Crazy town' for Trump White House and a growing American political crisis
FinalCall.com News
WASHINGTON—In just one week in late August, President Donald J. Trump saw his former campaign chairman and his former personal lawyer convicted of more than a dozen tax and bank fraud felonies; he was publicly shamed at the funeral of former Sen.

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Houston psychiatrist sentenced to 12 years in prison - Houston Chronicle

Psychiatry - Mon, 2018-09-10 19:05

Houston Chronicle

Houston psychiatrist sentenced to 12 years in prison
Houston Chronicle
From 2006 until February 2012, Mazcuri and others at Riverside engaged in a scheme to defraud Medicare by submitting false and fraudulent claims for intensive outpatient treatment for severe mental illness, according to evidence presented at the May ...

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Unequal Justice: From Russiagate to Trumpgate - Progressive.org

Psychiatry - Mon, 2018-09-10 15:31

Progressive.org

Unequal Justice: From Russiagate to Trumpgate
Progressive.org
To-date, Mueller and his team have secured convictions of seven individuals of federal crimes, ranging from lying to the FBI to tax evasion and bank fraud. Among those adjudicated guilty, by plea or trial, are Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign ...

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Houston psychiatrist sentenced to 12 years in prison - Chron.com

Psychiatry - Mon, 2018-09-10 05:07

Chron.com

Houston psychiatrist sentenced to 12 years in prison
Chron.com
From 2006 until February 2012, Mazcuri and others at Riverside engaged in a scheme to defraud Medicare by submitting false and fraudulent claims for intensive outpatient treatment for severe mental illness, according to evidence presented at the May ...

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The week in business - The Boston Globe

Psychiatry - Fri, 2018-09-07 19:09

The Boston Globe

The week in business
The Boston Globe
A Lawrence mental health clinic that treats more than 1,200 poor patients said it will close “imminently'' if Massachusetts does not restore its Medicaid payments. Arbour Counseling Services, which is owned by the country's largest psychiatric company ...

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Houston Healthcare Professionals Sentenced for $155 Million Medicare Fraud - Citizen Truth

Psychiatry - Fri, 2018-09-07 16:00

Houston Healthcare Professionals Sentenced for $155 Million Medicare Fraud
Citizen Truth
Mazcuri, a former attending psychiatrist at Riverside General Hospital in Houston, was found to have participated in a fraudulent scheme to receive Medicare payments for psychiatrist services he never provided. Between 2006 and 2012, Mazcuri filed ...

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